It’s like a puffer jacket, but in shoe form.

By Eva Thomas
Updated Jan 03, 2020 @ 5:45 pm
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With the holidays officially over, we’re looking for any way to fight off the January blues. Cozying up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate is a great option, but have you ever thought about slipping into a pair of marshmallow-like puffer boots and letting your cold weather worries melt away with each step? Rihanna and Bella Hadid certainly have — and we have a very strong inkling that once you test this season’s newest shoe trend, you’ll never go back to your boring black boots again.

Hadid is the latest celeb to wear a pair of puffer boots for what appeared to be a Christmas getaway with her family. The model shared an Instagram post of her lounging on a couch wearing a cozy red-and-white pajama set, but thanks to the angle at which the photo was taken, our eyes immediately honed in on her fluffy white boots.

Hadid’s shoes are from UGG — a brand many celebs tend to wear this time of year — and, to put it simply, her winter boots mean serious business. Dubbed the Montara Waterproof Insulated Boot, they’re, well, waterproof and insulated, two essential features for cold-weather footwear. What’s more, they’re designed with the brand’s signature UGGpure inner lining and 200 grams of insulation, meaning they’ll keep your feet dry and warm in temps as low as -32 degrees Fahrenheit. Now that’s a boot I’d hike the tundra wearing.

Functional features aside, Hadid’s UGG boots are pretty darn stylish. As the brand puts it, they’re basically a puffer jacket in shoe form. And with the puffer coat trend still going strong, it’s only natural that elements of this popular outerwear piece are being incorporated in footwear, too. The result? Cozy shoes with a puffer-inspired exterior and extra warm interior that’ll keep your toes toasty in even the coldest temps.

Hadid isn’t the only notable name to sport this style. Rihanna actually wore puffer boots back in 2017, and though she hasn’t been seen in them recently, she did debut a pair of heeled Fenty puffer boots in November 2019.

If you’re ready to trade in your basic black boots for a fresh pair, consider scooping up puffer boots. After all, it’s the start of 2020 and there’s no better time to take a new fashion risk than now, right? Shop Hadid’s exact UGGs, plus other cozy-chic styles at Nordstrom, below.

UGG Montara Waterproof Insulated Winter Boot

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Shop now: $225;

Schutz Amaris Puffer Hiking Boot

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Shop now: $153 (Originally $255);

UGG Ridge Mini Waterproof Insulated Winter Boot

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Shop now: $160;

SOREL Out 'N About Puffy Waterproof Snow Boot

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Shop now: $130;

Calvin Klein Laeton Boot

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Shop now: $170;

UGG Ridge Waterproof Boot

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Shop now: $200;